Lokpal Logo & Motto launched

The Chairman of Lokpal, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose launched the logo of Lokpal, at an event held in New Delhi. The motto of Lokpal “मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम्” (Do not be greedy for anyone’s wealth) was also adopted. The Logo design of Prashant Mishra, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh was selected for adoption as Logo of Lokpal.

An open competition was conducted on Mygov portal (mygov.in), as well as through Lokpal registry mail, to invite entries for Logo and Motto/Slogan for using the same as Logo and Motto/Slogan of Lokpal in stationary, backdrop, and any other way that Lokpal deem fit. Through the Mygov portal, a total of 2236 entries received for Logo and total 4705 entries were received for Motto/Slogan from people of varied age groups and from different parts of the country.

About Lokpal Logo & Motto

LOGO: The logo of Lokpal is based upon literal meaning of LOKPAL which means: LOK- meaning people and PAL-  meaning caretaker, i.e. ‘caretaker of people’. The logo is in tricolor representing the national essence of LOKPAL and symbolizes how Lokpal protects and cares for people of India by establishing justice as per law. It also symbolizes various essence of LOKPAL figuratively in shapes like- people (three human figures), ombudsman (judges bench), vigilance (Ashok chakra forming eye–pupil), judicial (the tricolor two hands are placed below forming a unique balance) and law (shape of book in orange).

MOTTO: However, none of the motto received through portal was found suitable and thus on 17 October 2019, the Lokpal in its full bench meeting based on their own inputs and discussion unanimously decided to take one portion of the above 1st sloka of ‘Ishabasoupanishad. The finally selected slogan/motto for office of Lokpal is thus-“मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम्”( Do not be greedy for anyone’s wealth), which in hindi means मा गृधः= लोभ, मत करो, कस्यस्वित्=किसी के, धनम्=धन का i.e. किसी के धन का लोभ मत करो.

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